South Africa & Mauritius (2001) sa002Waiting for boarding at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.sa004Amsterdam - London - Johannesburg. My first time in an airplane, which was quite an experience in and of itself.sa005After a poor night sleep on the plane, we picked up our car (a Volkswagen minivan) and drove to Hazyview.sa006This old railway tunnel led to the Boven Falls in the Elands River.sa007The Boven Falls in the Elands River.sa008Rissington Inn, Hazyview.sa009Pinnacle Rock.sa010A piece of rain forest near God's Window.sa012God's Window: view over the low field and some table mountains.sa014Bourke Luck's Potholes.sa015Bourke Luck's Potholes.sa016The Three Rondavels, named for their resemblance to traditional African huts.sa021A cheetah in the Cheetah Research & Breeding Centre in Hoedspruit.sa022Sabre antilopes in the Cheetah Research & Breeding Centre.sa023Two rhinos in the Cheetah Research & Breeding Centre.sa024Wild dogs in the Cheetah Research & Breeding Centre.sa025Sefapane Lodge, Phalaborwa. This kind of building is called a rondavel.sa026Baobab tree.sa028Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge in the Thornybush private game park.sa030Impalas in Thornybush.sa032Sunset in Thornybush.sa034Spider colony in Thornybush.sa035Termite mount in Thornybush.sa036Giraffes in Thornybush.dvd16-00005.pngA red-billed or yellow-billed oxpecker (rood- of geelsnavelossenpikker) on the back of a giraffe outside the Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge. (Screen capture from home video footage.)sa038A lonely elephant in the Kruger National Park.sa039Kruger Park: a southern ground hornbill (zuidelijke hoornraaf).dvd17-00004.pngClose-up of the southern ground hornbill. (Screen capture from home video footage.)sa040Kruger Park: impalas.sa041Kruger Park: a southern yellow-billed hornbill (zuidelijke geelsnaveltok) with two greater blue-eared starlings (groenstaartglansspreeuwen).dvd17-00005.pngClose-up of the southern yellow-billed hornbill. (Screen capture from home video footage.)dvd16-00009.pngClose-up of one of the greater blue-eared starlings. (Screen capture from home video footage.)sa044Kruger Park: a baboon.sa045Kruger Park: a baobab tree. We also saw a leopard here, but it was gone before we could take a picture.sa046Kruger Park: a vervet monkey.sa047Kruger Park: zebras.sa048Kruger Park: hippo and elephants.sa049Kruger Park: a greater blue-eared glossy-starling (groenstaartglansspreeuw).sa050Kruger Park: a "sausage" tree.sa051Kruger Park: a "sausage" tree.sa052Kruger Park: an elephant.sa053Kruger Park: baboons.sa055Kruger Park: Skukuza Rest Camp.sa056Kruger Park: two lazy hyenas.sa057Kruger Park: another elephant.sa058View over the Kruger Park.sa059Kruger Park: a hyena hunting.sa060Kruger Park: a hyena after a failed attempt to catch an impala.dvd16-00013.pngTwo saddle-billed storks in Kruger Park. (Screen capture from home video footage.)sa061Due to the drought, most of the animals were north of where we traveled.sa063Banana plantation in Swaziland.sa064A truck carrying sugar cane in Swaziland.sa066View from the Piggs Peak Hotel & Casino, Piggs Peak, Swaziland.sa067Swaziland: children dancing for some money.sa068An old bus in Swaziland.sa069A long truck in Swaziland.sa071Long, straight roads in Swaziland.sa072A sign announcing the border between Swaziland and South Africa.sa075Small lizards at our bed & breakfast in Mtubatuba.sa076Rhinos in the brackish waters of Lake St. Lucia.sa077A crocodile on a mangrove flat at Lake St. Lucia.sa079Mangrove trees and other vegetation at Lake St. Lucia.sa080Mangrove trees and other vegetation at Lake St. Lucia.sa081A pod of hippos in Lake St. Lucia.sa082The Indian Ocean.sa084Me on the beach at the Indian Ocean.sa085Hluhluwe Game Park: not as big as the Kruger Park, but just as beautiful.sa087Hluhluwe Park: a group of baboons.sa089Shakaland, a traditional Zulu village.sa090The secret of balancing a pot on your head: use a ring for stabilization.sa091Let's dance!sa092Zulu dance.sa093A recurring move in the Zulu dances: throwing one leg up in the air.sa096Dolphin Point, Amanzimtoti.sa097The Natal table mountains as seen from the Route of the 1000 Hills.sa098The Euphorbia ingens, a tree that looks like a cactus.sa099The Natal Lion & Game Park.sa100Cattle walking freely across the road.sa101The Drakensbergen (Dragon Mountains).sa102The easiest way to clean a field after harvest: burn the remains.sa103View from the Tugela Canyon.sa104The Drakensbergen.sa105The Amphitheatre, a rock wall in the Drakensbergen.sa107The Amphitheatre.sa108Sandford Park Lodge, Bergville.sa110Early morning: ice covering the fountain in the Sandford Park Lodge, Bergville. We happened to catch the coldest winter in years.sa111Snowy peaks near Oliviershoek Pass.sa112An ostrich with what appears to be a broken wing. July 26, 2001 in Free State, South Africa.sa113Our VW fan.sa115De Oude Kraal, Bloemfontein: one of the most beautiful and luxurious places we stayed at.sa117A lonely mountain in the Karoo, an extended semi-desert.sa118Die Tuishuise, Cradock: a hotel consisting of a row of houses.sa120Bushman's etchings portraying an elephant and an antilope.sa121Former Bushman territory.sa122View of Graaff-Reinet, a city on the edge of the Karoo.sa123The Great Karoo, with the Spandaukop Mountain in front of the Valley of Desolation.sa124Dolerite rock pillars.sa125Hartebeest in Addo Elephant Park.sa126Hartebeest in Addo Elephant Park.sa128Flowers on the balcony of Thatchwood Country Lodge in St. Francis Bay.sa129Cape St. Francis.sa130Cape St. Francis.sa131Bridge across the Storms River.sa133Mouth of the Storms River.sa134Suspension bridge across the mouth of the Storms River.sa135The Big Tree, 36.6 meters tall, 33 meters wide at the top and 800 years old.dvd16-00016.pngTwo hadada ibises in Knysna. (Screen capture from home video footage.)sa138Ostrich at a farm in Oudtshoorn.sa139Ostrich chicks on a farm in Oudtshoorn.sa140Me on the back of an ostrich.sa141Between Oudtshoorn and Avontuur.sa142Prince Alfred's Pass.sa143Prince Alfred's Pass.sa144Cape L'Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa. This is where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic.sa146To the east: the Indian Ocean.sa147To the west: the Atlantic Ocean.sa148Bad weather heading towards the city of Stellenbosch.sa149Bonne Esperance, Stellenbosch.sa150White buildings in Stellenbosch.sa154Cape Town's Table Mountain.sa155Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for a couple of years before being elected as the first black South African president.sa157Sunset across the Atlantic Ocean.sa160Flowers along a road on the Cape Peninsula.sa161Muizenberg Station on the Cape Peninsula.sa163A Jackass or African Penguin (zwartvoetpinguïn).sa164A colony of Jackass Penguins on the Cape Peninsula.sa165Jackass Penguins.sa166Jackass Penguins.dvd16-00028.pngTwo Jackass Penguins and a Hartlaub's Gull on Boulders Beach. (Screen capture from home video footage.)dvd16-00033An adult and immature Jackass Penguin. (Screen capture from home video footage.)sa167The Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula.sa168Fynbos, a kind of vegetation common in many parts of South Africa.sa169Fynbos, a kind of vegetation common in many parts of South Africa.sa170King protea.sa171How are you supposed to get up there?sa175Cape Town - Johannesburg - Mauritius.maur176Boeing 747 cockpit.maur177Boeing 747 cockpit.maur178Sir Seewosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius.maur179La Pirogue Hotel, Wolmar: even more luxurious than what we'd gotten used to in South Africa.maur180Our appartment.maur183Dessert.maur185Lots of sunshine, but also a couple of showers.maur186Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius.maur187Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius.maur188Downtown Port Louis.maur189A market in downtown Port Louis.maur190Fruit and vegetable market in Port Louis.maur191Boat trip from Port Louis to Le Mauricia.maur192View from Cape Malheureux, the northernmost point of Mauritius: Coin de Mire, Ile Platte and Ile Ronde.maur193Miniature ship factory, Goodlands.maur194A small Hindu temple.maur195One of the numerous kinds of palm trees in the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.maur196Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.maur197Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.maur198Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.maur199Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.maur200Sunset.maur201A Red-whiskered Bulbul (roodoorbuulbuul).maur202A male Village Weaver (grote textorwever; front), a Zebra Dove (zebraduif; back), and some House Sparrows (huismussen).maur204The hotel's private beach.maur205The hotel's private beach.maur206The hotel's entrance.maur207The hotel's swimming pool.